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White Christmas cancelled due to warm weather

White Christmas cancelled due to warm weather
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White Christmas blossoms in Germany

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Hopes of a white Christmas are melting away in Europe due to unseasonably warm weather.

There will be a white christmas of sorts in Berlin.

Xmas cherry blossom in #Berlinpic.twitter.com/0AA8ReSIt6

— Christian Schwägerl (@chrschwaegerl) 22 Décembre 2015

The high temperatures in Germany have made the cherry blossom bloom months in advance.

No snow in Switzerland

(Video) Resorts face third Christmas season in a row with little or no snowfall in #Switzerland. https://t.co/Fy1MGWieRp

— swissinfo.ch (@swissinfo_en) 22 Décembre 2015

In Switzerland, only the ski resorts with artificial snow have managed to open so far this season.

This will be the third year in a row with little or no snowfall.

“It is true, the warm weather feels nice but it is still a bit worrying. Every winter there is and less snow. It is a bit of a shame for the skiing.” said one woman.

Moscow is melting

#Moscow#christmas#lights#redsquare#icerink by mishalibertee pic.twitter.com/1AcA2LXz3i

— Red Square Photos (@RedSquarePhoto) 21 Décembre 2015

Ice rink on Red Square is closed “for technical reasons”. #Moscow, 5 degree Celsius. pic.twitter.com/b4Oh6okUMJ

— Birgit Schmeitzner (@BSchmeitzner) 22 Décembre 2015

In Moscow, these are some of the warmest December temperatures since 1936.

A 100-metre ice slide in Red Square has melted.

Mosovites say this is not a Russian winter. “This is wrong. We are happy about the decorations and Christmas trees, but we miss the snow, the frost and the wonderful mood that only snow can give us, the cleanliness. We have only grey slush.” said one woman.

Many ice rinks across the Russian capital have also melted.

Forecasters say the warm temperatures are set to continue through the week.

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